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Astorite

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Colour:pink, whitish pink
Name:Named for John Jacob Astor, a previous owner of the mine the material comes from.
A Mixture Of:Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite


Trade name for a rhodonite-rich rock from the Toltec Mine, southwestern Colorado

Classification of Astorite

Explanation of status:trade name
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Physical Properties of Astorite

Colour:pink, whitish pink

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Astorite

Reference List:

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Laurs, B. (2007):"Gem News International 2007": Gems & Gemology 43(2),162-183.

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